The 47th match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played at the Eden Gardens Stadium between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. In this match, Kolkata beat Mumbai by 34 runs and kept their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive. Another side, Mumbai Indians will have to win their next match to reach the playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders scored 232 for 2 wickets in 20 overs, batting first after losing the toss in the match. For Kolkata, Andre Russell scored an unbeaten 80 off 40 balls, Shulman Gill scored 76 runs in 45 balls and Chris Lynn scored 54 off 29 balls. Rahul Chahar and Hardik Pandya’s took 1-1 for Mumbai Indians.
HARDIK PANDYA PLAYED STORMY INNING BY HITTING 34 BALLS FOR 91 RUNS.
In reply, Mumbai Indians were not played a good at the start and they lost 5 wickets for 121 runs. But After this, Hardik Pandya played such a stormy inning, that time the match was towards Mumbai. But with the dismissal of Hardik, the hopes of Mumbai Indians were also broken. Hardik Pandya scored 91 runs in just 34 balls with 6 fours and 9 sixes.
He completed his fifty in 17 balls with the help of 7 sixes and 1 four, which is the fastest fiftieth in the 12th season of the IPL. Prior to Hardik, Rishabh Pant had the fifties in 18 balls. Apart from Hardik, no other batsman from Mumbai Indians could play better for a team.
KKR DEFEATED MI BY 34 RUNS
Captain Rohit Sharma 12 and Quinton de Kock were out on zero. Evin Lewis (15), Suryakumar Yadav (26), Kieron Pollard (20) and Kieron Pollard (24) Chasing 233 runs, Mumbai Indians could score only 198 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Barinder Sran and Rahul Chahar remained unbeaten on 3 and 1 respectively.
Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, and Andre Russell took 2-2 wickets for Kolkata Knight Riders. Piyush Chawla’s got 1 wicket. Now Mumbai Indians had to face 7 wins and 5 losses in 12 matches of this IPL season and it is third in the table with 14 points. Kolkata Knight Riders got 5 wins and 7 losses in 12 matches of this IPL season.